KUALA LUMPUR – The High Court has acquitted the former Chief Minister of Sabah from five corruption charges amounting to US$12.8 million on transactions related to timber concessions in the state.
Justice Collin Lawrence Sequerah had earlier rejected the prosecution’s application, led by Datuk Umar Saifuddin Jaafar, to withdraw the five charges not amounting to acquittal.
Nevertheless, Musa is still facing 30 corruption charges amounting to US$50.26 million, apart from his 16 money laundering charges totalling to US$37.8 million and SG$2.5 million.
Musa pleaded not guilty to all the charges read to him. -MalaysiaGazette